really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,814 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 6 of 9)

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problem #71

Nov 062012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Fuel tank inlet check valve not stopping gas from surging out of the tank and all over the ground/person/car. This occurs even after the gas pump as 'clicked off' and is not filling the tank. Chrysler as extended the warranty on model year 2007 & 2008 Jeep libery's, but this is a 2006 with the same problem.

- Ashley Falls, MA, USA

problem #70

Sep 222011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 17,500 miles
Gas spits out of fuel tank when full does not auto stop. (faulty sensor)I try not to fill tank all the way.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #69

Dec 012009

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
When filling the gas tank, the fuel delivery system fails to stop delivering fuel after tank is full; thus resulting in fuel overflowing the tank and onto the car exterior, ground, etc. This occurs regardless of the speed at which the fuel is delivered into the tank. This has occurred throughout our ownership of this Jeep, and the incident date represent the approx. Date of purchase. This same issue was occurring in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (of which I own one) and was subject to a recall. Upon the recall repair (new tank, etc), the problem was solved. Prior to the 2006 Jeep Liberty, we owned a 2003 Jeep Liberty, which did not have that issue.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #68

Feb 152010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


When filling the gas tank to full with the pump nozzle set to automatic, the tank spits out 1/2 to 1 gallon of gas before the nozzle disengages. This is not a problem with the gas pump. The same pump was used on other cars without incident. This happens on this Jeep Liberty regardless of what pump is used. On occasions, this excess fuel has gotten onto my clothes which poses a safety hazard. I've investigated this on the internet and many Jeep owners are having this problem. I no longer use the automatic nozzle setting but this is unsatisfactory because others filling the tank on my behalf may not be aware of this. Some areas of the country don't allow the use of self-service pumps.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #67

Nov 182013


  • 77,691 miles
My complaint is actually about NHTSA! in June of 2013, NHTSA petitioned Chrysler to recall (recall number N46) Jeep Liberty vehicles including model years 2002 - 2007. According to Chrysler customer service, my 2006 Jeep Liberty is included. Apparently, there is a risk of fuel tank puncture, and subsequent fire in the case of rear-end collision. Chrysler, after initially refusing to issue the recall, caved in to NHTSA pressure. When I spoke with Chrysler today, five months after they agreed to the recall, they indicated that they are waiting on NHTSA reviews and approval of Chrysler's recall proposal to install a trailer hitch in under-equipped vehicles, in order to strengthen the rear end of the vehicle and prevent gas tank punctures in the event of a low-speed rear-end collision. It seems counter intuitive that NHTSA would pressure a manufacturer to issue a recall, and then hold up the process of repairing affected vehicles when the manufacturer finally agrees. If this alleged vehicle defect actually presents a safety hazard, why allow five months to pass without action?

- Albert Lea, MN, USA

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problem #66

Jun 302013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Have called several times to Chrysler (800)247-9753 in reference to the rear end bumper recall on Jeep Liberty campaign # 46 according to representatives, stated owners should be receiving a letter in the mail end of September 2013. Haven't received any letter addressing recall, called again today 10/19/2013 appx. Mtn. Standard time 11:48am, stated they are awaiting approval from nhts before any letters are sent to owners in reference to the recall of rear end bumper causing fire hazard issues, whereas they should be attaching a hitch to make vehicle safer for passengers and driver in case of rear end collision so vehicle not bursting into flames.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #65

Oct 172013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 90,054 miles


This has been happening for some time. When I fill up, the gas tanks gushes out gas when it is full. This happens almost every time that I fill up with gas. It seems extremely dangerous as there is enough fuel that spills on to the ground below the Jeep. I have replaced every regulator in my Jeep's windows. They go out all of the time. The last one went out while driving and the window crashed down and scared me to death.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #64

Nov 242010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Since I bought my 2006 in November of 2010 I cannot fill the gas tank w/O it overflowing.....the sensor that senses it's full is defective.......me and about a zillion other Liberty owners.this is a dangerous defect!.....I have owned 5 Jeep and this would cause me to reconsider another one.

- Grtoton, CT, USA

problem #63

Aug 152013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
Fuel gushes out of tank when filling, splashing gas all over operator, vehicle, and ground. A lot of gas splashes, enough to be very dangerous. Even not ignited gas on the ground can be slippery and cause a fall. This is extremely unsafe, a fire and explosion hazard, unhealthy, an environmental hazard and a waste of valuable resources. There is no way to avoid the occurrence as it is not related to the speed of filling or whether or not you have the nozzle handle locked (most stations here have removed the locks anyway).

- Jordan, NY, USA

problem #62

Sep 112013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
I am asking for help in getting my 2006 Jeep Liberty safety defect taken care of by the local dealer. It is a known fact that the tank location on this type vehicle is dangerous if car is hit from behind. I have tried calling and writing to perkins Chrysler without any response to date. I feel that corporate greed is trumping my safety. Can you offer any help?

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #61

Oct 012007

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


Fuel is expelled when filling gas tank, which splashes on vehicle and person filling the tank. Gasoline fumes are very strong inside vehicle after filling tank, and requires windows to be open for considerable amount of time to relieve overly strong smell.

- Green Pond, NJ, USA

problem #60

May 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Check valve in fuel tank not operating correctly. During fill-up, the gas tank overflows onto the ground every time. I have seen many others complain about this issue in online forums. With gas always spilling over, I would assume that this is a very hazardous situation.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #59

Jul 032012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Whenever the vehicle is filled with fuel, when the automatic shutoff occurs, fuel flows back out of the fuel tank onto the vehicle and the ground!

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #58

Jun 102013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
This was the first time that we had filled the tank up on our 2006 Jeep Liberty since we purchased it on June 7, 2013. While standing at the pump waiting for the tank to fill up, the tank started overflowing with gas. I had gas all over me, the car, and the ground. I wrote it off as being a problem with the pump. 1 week later I go to a different pump to fill it up, and it happens again. So I called the dealership that services my vehicles and explained the problem and we took it in for them to look at. They said that this is a common problem but Jeep will not fix the issue. I started looking on Jeep forums and have found quite a few instances of this same problem on the Jeep Liberty and these people have also filed claims to the NHTSA. The only way for the problem to be fixed is for the tank to be replaced because there is a check valve in the tank that is causing this. This is a very costly repair as I have called a couple of dealerships around in the are with the tank alone costing over $1,400 dollars. This is a known issue that Jeep refuses to fix. It is a safety issue due to a manufacturing defect.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #57

Nov 212012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel overflowed and spewed from the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 54,773.

- Basalt, CO, USA

problem #56

Sep 032008

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 2,300 miles
Fuel system nozzle allows fuel to be expelled after pump autoshutoff engages causing fuel to spill on vehicle and onto pavement.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #55

Oct 012010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
When filling the gas tank, gas will squirt out before the nozzle can shut off. There appears to be a defect with the gas tank that causes air to not vent properly during the filling process. This air builds up pressure until it pushes gas back out the filler tube potentially onto the person filling the tank, down the outside of the vehicle and onto the ground. Not only a safety issue but an environmental one that many others have also reported.

- Hastings, MN, USA

problem #54

Jun 152012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The fuel tank began to have a problem with overflowing when refueling. It is nearly impossible to fill the tank without gas pouring out of the vehicle. I am concerned about the potential fire hazard.

- Moscow, ID, USA

problem #53

Dec 142012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
The gas tank spews out fuel when you let it fill.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #52

Aug 012011


  • 75,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Liberty has a defective gas tank. When filling the tank completely full, the fuel pump nozzle will shut off only to have gasoline come pouring out of the tank onto me, my clothes, the outside of the vehicle, and all over the ground. After investigating the problem, it turns out I'm not the only one with this problem. Jeep should be held responsible for installing gas tanks that are deemed to fail. The cost of this gas tank alone, quoted by the dealership is $1400, and the filler line is an additional $300. This is ridiculous. Engine problems are one thing, parts due wear over time and this is understandable. But to have a gas tank that is potentially dangerous by spewing gasoline at consumers and being an environmental hazard is not acceptable. And Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep not taking responsibility for their faulty manufacturing is not acceptable. And lets not forget that the government spent millions of dollars to bale them out, which turns out to be taxpayers money, our money, and they won't stand by their products. Shame on you!! looks like I'll be purchasing a Toyota fj cruiser instead of an american made classic in the future. Thanks for nothing Jeep

- New London, WI, USA

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